Red Alert - Don’t Go to Zadar Now
This is NOT a story about natural disasters you’ll have to flee from on your holiday. Nor is it a warning about a high crime rate or other potential dangers. It’s not a tip about awful infrastructure, horrible roads, polluted zones or unpredictable weather changes, lack of WiFi (a that would really be a disaster, after all, there’s a flock of followers or friends just waiting to get a glimpse of your holiday!). No, it’s NOT a story about that. Not in a million years, since it simply doesn’t apply to the Croatian seaside. Quite on the contrary.
But… it is a warning. A warning to all those travelling round Croatia, touring the Adriatic seaside or planning a short trip to Dalmatia. Whatever you do, whichever road you take, don’t let it lead you to Zadar. Summer really is not the time to visit the historic city, because of…
Crowds, oh the crowds
A great horde of tourists fill the streets of Zadar in the summer. Yes, a lot of fun-loving, optimistic, adventure-seeking, easy-going, nothing-bothers-me-cause-I’m-on-holiday kind of people swarm its vibrant streets full of life. Yes, the crowds… Why indeed would you want to be a part of that?
Sunset … all year round
The famous Zadar sunset. It’s obviously there the whole year round. So, why would you insist on witnessing it in the summer? Because you’re wearing light summer outfit, and, once you see the breathtaking, romantic display of colour, you’re ready to hit the town rather than the sack? Well, OK, but remember that it is there the whole year round.
Zadar is a city with amazing historical and modern attractions that can be admired with more calm off season. After all, is it really necessary to witness St Donatus’ Church come alive with the summer concerts held there? To climb the bell tower of St Anastasia’a Cathedral when the summer wind clears the sky and you can see perfectly as far as the eye can see? To enjoy an open air concert under the starry summer sky at Forum or Five Wells Square? Yes, it’s better to see the sights when the city is less busy.
Avoid earache. Since the summer in Zadar is full of music events with performances of various musicians playing everything, from classical to contemporary popular music. Street festivals, film and sports events as well as festivals celebrating tradition and culture last day in day out and all day (and night) long and come with loud music. Yes, really, don’t let it spoil your holiday rest.
Equally delicious cuisine
Any time of year. So why would you prefer to visit the city during peak season? After all, a delicious meal enjoyed on a terrace overlooking the sea or in the historical core tastes just the same in the winter, inside the restaurant.
Caution …(or not)
Yeah, this isn’t really a story about red, real red, alert. It’s more a warning, or if you won’t allow yourself to be intimidated or dissuaded from going to Zadar in the summer, take it into consideration as a plea - cause I want to have Zadar all for me. (It’s just sooo damn unbeatable - in every respect!)